Heart Health

The latest heart health and cardiovascular news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Same Day Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinic Opens in Meadowmont

Same Day Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinic Opens in Meadowmont

UNC Heart and Vascular at Meadowmont has opened a same day Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Clinic. Patients with suspected DVT are able to bypass the emergency department for same day evaluation and outpatient treatment. For patients, this means efficient work-up and initiation of necessary therapy without the cost and inconvenience of a trip to the ER.

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When Time is Muscle: UNC Cardiologists Beat the Clock

When Time is Muscle: UNC Cardiologists Beat the Clock

Two UNC interventional cardiologists, George "Rick" Stouffer, MD, and Michael Yeung, MD, led a study that showed a simple hemodynamic ratio determined at the time of angioplasty provides a rapid prediction for in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients.

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UNC Medical Center Offers Innovative Non-surgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

UNC Medical Center Offers Innovative Non-surgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a catheter-based procedure to help improve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.

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Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish

Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish

In May, a faulty heart valve nearly put an end to Jim Weber. But after receiving a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UNC Medical Center, Weber says he feels like he’s been gifted with years he didn’t have before. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, Weber joined Matt Cavender, the doctor who performed the valve replacement, as the Fighting Irish faced the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium.

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Staring down the widowmaker

Staring down the widowmaker

Roger Darr’s heart attack was caused ventricular fibrillation, or “sudden cardiac death”. Most patients who experience ventricular fibrillation at home do not survive. But thanks to high quality CPR provided by his quick-thinking wife, first responders, the Emergency Room staff at Central Carolina Hospital, and the providers at the UNC Medical Center, Roger is around to tell his story.

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The McAllister Heart Institute presents Dr. Nikolaos Frangogiannis

Dr. Nikolaos Frangogiannis, MD - The Edmond J Safra/Republic National Bank of New York, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor, Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present a talk entitled " The functional pluralism of fibroblasts in the remodeling myocardium".

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UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

A study co-authored by Rick Stouffer, III, MD, the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology at UNC, highlights potential of personalized medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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New Leadership for McAllister Heart Institute Announced

New Leadership for McAllister Heart Institute Announced

Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, has announced new leadership that will build on the successes of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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UNC Structural Heart Program holds patient reunion

UNC Structural Heart Program holds patient reunion

In March, the UNC Structural Heart Program hosted a group of grateful patients and their families for its first ever patient reunion.

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Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.

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Cavender part of new diabetes drug study to combat cardiovascular disease

Cavender part of new diabetes drug study to combat cardiovascular disease

Diabetes is known as the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The connection is one that Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, has closely considered, especially when it comes to a relatively new drug class for diabetes.

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UNC Division of Cardiology Shines at ACC.17

UNC Division of Cardiology Shines at ACC.17

More than 18,000 people, mostly cardiovascular health professionals, converged on Washington, D.C. for the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Showcase – ACC.17 – during which UNC researchers gave 36 presentations.

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Smith Recognized With American College of Cardiology Top Honor

Smith Recognized With American College of Cardiology Top Honor

Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, will be presented with the Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 66th Annual Scientific Session.

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UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

This is the first time that the American Heart Association (AHA) has presented two major awards to one recipient.

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